Originally Posted by rainydayzjmb
It's time using the incuview - 13 out of 14 eggs made it to lockdown_ the one egg was a Yolker and never developed - I have 3 pips on day 20 and all are on the wrong end of the egg ? What would cause this? They all seem to be getting air so I'm not to concerned yet- I candled right before lockdown and the air sacks are where they are supposed to be on the fat end.
Also I have been fighting to keep the humidity high enough - I am not confident in this hydrometer accuracy
so I ordered a digital one , but it's hasn't arrived yet
The built in hygrometer on mine doesn't work at all, hardly. The needle never leaves "add water", until I get to lock down and raise the humidity up to 65 or 70%. (According to the calibrated hygrometers I have in there.) Then the needle goes to the "incubating" range. I have a digital one AND a cigar humidor one. I wonder if there is some way to remove the built in hygro and adjust it and put it back in. I think I'll ask Incubator Warehouse, because they are really nice about answering questions.
One tip I can tell you, but you probably know this already. Everybody except me probably just knows this without being told... Make sure the rubber plug is removed from the vent hole, lol. When I set mine up for the first time, for the life of me, I could not get the humidity up. Then I realized I had not taken the plug out. Once I did that, the humidity went right up. Beats me why it wouldn't just be super high humidity when it's all plugged up. Maybe improper air flow caused layers of humidity that were away from the hygrometers.